Tales From The Borderlands
is an episodic Adventure Game
by Telltale Games
with collaboration from Gearbox Software
set in the Borderlands
universe. It's first episode is to be published in 2014.
Taking place after the events of Borderlands 2
, the game will follow two protagonists, the con artist Fiona and the Hyperion company man Rhys, as they somewhat questionably recount the plot of the game. Telltale Games aims to incorporate two characteristics of the Borderlands series, gunplay and offbeat humor, into Tales from the Borderlands.
Tales from the Borderlands contains examples of:
- Actionized Sequel: Inverted. There is shooting and action but nowhere near as much as in the main games.
- Action Survivor: In contrast to the usual protagonists of Borderlands games, Rhys and Fiona are explicitly noted to lack the combat skills of Vault Hunters and rely more on their wits.
- Artificial Limbs: Rhys has a mechanical right arm that lets him hack into robots and machines.
- Evil Power Vacuum: After the death of Handsome Jack, Hyperion is currently going through this, with Rhys as one of the upstarts looking to be the next Jack.
- Genre Shift: Rather than being a loot-focused shooter, the game is instead a point and click adventure game.
- Greed: A main theme according to the developers.
- Hero-Worshipper: Rhys is stated to be a Jack-lover who want to be just like him both figuratively and literally, to the point that he even looks and acts like him.
- Lighter and Softer: While the Borderlands franchise is already pretty light-hearted, this game will have significantly less bodies dropping by virtue of not being a shooter.
- Old Save Bonus: There are various items that can be collected that can carry over into other Borderlands games.
- "Rashomon"-Style: The primary method the story is told.
- Snake Oil Salesman: Fiona's profession pre-game.
- Space Western: Like all Borderlands games.
- Unreliable Narrator: Both of the protagonists are unreliable and will at times contradict one another, if not blatantly make things up.